2024 Leadership & Training

Mark Turman, DMin, is the Executive Director of Denison Forum and Vice President of Denison Ministries.  Among his many duties, Turman is most notably the host of The Denison Forum Podcast. He is also the chief strategist for DF Pastors, which equips pastors and church leaders to understand and transform today’s culture.  Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry from George W. Truett Seminary at Baylor University, Waco, Texas.  He was raised in Tyler, Texas, in a large Roman Catholic family. At seventeen, he made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and later committed to vocational ministry during his freshman year in college. He completed his undergraduate degree at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, before completing a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.  He married his high school sweetheart, Judi, and they have two children and two grandchildren.